A System So Magnificent It Is Blinding

Amanda Svensson


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Scribe Publications
9 March 2023
ISBN: 9781914484872
544 pages

From the publisher

Translated by Nichola Smalley

‘A wild 529-page trip … magnificent.’ AMBER MEDLAND, THE TELEGRAPH

A joyful family saga about free will, forgiveness, and how we are all interconnected.

In October 1989, triplet babies are born into chaos in a Swedish hospital. Over two decades later, the siblings are scattered around the world, barely speaking. Sebastian is in London working for a mysterious scientific organisation and falling in love. Clara has travelled to Easter Island to join a doomsday cult. And the third triplet, Matilda, is in Sweden, practising being a stepmother. Then something happens that forces them to reunite. Their mother calls with worrying news: their father has gone missing and she has something to tell them, a twenty-five-year secret that will change all their lives …

‘Playfully experimental … enjoyable … funny.’ SUZI FEAY, THE GUARDIAN

‘This is a prismatic, hilarious, and deeply intelligent novel overflowing with wisdom about the complexities of being alive — I read it ravenously, and with pen in hand.’ CLAIRE LOMBARDO, AUTHOR OF THE MOST FUN WE EVER HAD